Microsoft details pricing, partners for 360 Game Room

By Stephany Nunneley
7 January 2010 16:02 GMT


Microsoft has handed out a fact sheet detailing pricing for the Krome Studio-developed Live Game Room, announced last night.

Looks like users will have three different payment options, with the initial download being free.

Once a first bit of software’s downloaded, you can get classic arcade games available for individual purchase, which you buy once and play on both an 360 and PC for 400 MSP ($5).

You can also purchase for just one or the other for 240 MSP ($3), with the option to pay to play a single game (like in an actual arcade) for 40 MSP ($0.50).

You can also visit rooms belonging to your online buddies and try their games for free before laying down the cash to purchase them. Customization options are also available, but content and pricing was not included in the fact sheet.

At launch, the service includes 30 arcade titles from publishers like Atari, Activision, Intellivision, and Konami, with games like Centipede, Asteroids Deluxe and more all in their original cabinets.

You can arrange the cabinets, and decorate each room with themes and animated icons from the games, which will see weekly new title releases.

Games will be in 1080p and support up to two players, as well as implement Achievements and cross-platform leaderboards.

The Game Room will be launched this spring.

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